Free DI presentation

Wow! What a gift! On Andrew Weaver’s blog, Learning Support Toolbox, you will find a nice set of handouts for teaching colleagues about differentiated instruction. Did I mention it was free? Thanks for this great resource, Andrew!

TODD’S TECH TUESDAY: Powerful PowerPoints

We thought some of you would be interested in some tips for creating better PowerPoint presentations so we went straight to the experts at Presentation Zen. These ideas may help you communicate content more effectively (especially for content that is more complex in the upper grades). Consider that many learners with autism think in pictures […]

TODD’S TECH TUESDAY: On-line quizzes for integrated tech

A really unique idea for tech Tuesday today. You will love this idea from Mr. Kelly, an Integrated Technology teacher. In place of a traditional pen and paper quiz, Mr. Kelly posts an online quiz with photos of students in class. Students match steps for using a belt sander, spindle sander and so on with […]

TODD’S TECH TUESDAY: Differentiation is newsworthy

Not every lesson involving student writing needs to be an old-fashioned narrative.  Using the unique tool at Fodey, students can create their very own newspaper “clipping”.  


On occasion, we will feature some applications for smartphones and tablets that are available for purchase from Apple iTunes and Google Android stores.  Today we’ll feature Starwalk, available through iTunes for both iPhone and iPad (SkyMap is a similar application for Android devices).  Many learners are fascinated with the stars, planets, and other objects in […]

TODD’S TECH TUESDAY: Personalizing instruction with tech

No matter what you teach, you should be checking out these great tips on creating personalized learning experiences with technology. Edutopia has so many outstanding articles on differentiation. This one is short, simple, and right on target.

TODD’S TECH TUESDAY: Water cycle cinema

Found this great water cycle video on Science Notebooking. We love the idea of teaching related skills (e.g., literacy, tech) during content area lessons. This sort of product allows teachers to do just that and opens up so many opportunities to set different learning goals for different students. We especially love the idea of students […]

Differentiating with station teaching

Today, I am going to feature one of the very best differentiation tools available to K-12 teachers: learning stations. Our featured post, therefore, is this short article by Michelle McFarland-McDaniels on setting up this model in the classroom.

TODD’S TECH TUESDAY: Get the 411 on the QR

Cell phones are everywhere these days and they can be an unwelcome annoyance in the classroom.  Rather than discourage phone usage, take advantage of these tools by integrating QR codes into lessons.

TODD’S TECH TUESDAY: Google News Timelines

This post has been due for a while. Last week as I was busy implementing the CRM software in my business which I found on, I was unable to post this post. So today’s Tech Tuesday today is a real gem from Google. The Google News Timeline was selected primarily for social studies teachers, […]